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Dade Co. Sheriff's Office warning of jury duty scam

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Sheriff's office spokesman Sgt. Chad Payne says a man with a southern accent and goes by the name of Gary Miller is posing as a sergeant with the Dade County Sheriff's Office while attempting the scam over the phone.

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Scammers targeting military veterans and their families through charities Video included

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Ahead of Veterans Day, there have been reports of people using multiple schemes to get money from military families.

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What the Tech? Amazon scam Video included

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Amazon shoppers, watch out! You're being targeted by bad guys. According to the Better Business Bureau, many Amazon shoppers are beginning to get an e-mail designed to steal your credit card information or everything on your computer. 

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What the Tech? Avoiding Facebook scams Video included

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Facebook can be fraught with frauds and scams, so be careful.

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Residents getting calls from scammers pretending to be from Georgia Power

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If you receive one of these calls, authorities remind residents to not pay or share personal information with the caller.

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Victim of "The Grandparent Scam" speaks out Video included

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67-year-old Pat Taintor got a call from his daughter in Boston or so he thought.

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Signal Mountain PD warning residents of "The Grandparent Scam"

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The scammer pretends to be the victim's grandchild and says they've gotten into trouble while traveling overseas.

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Local financial coach explains how you can protect yourself in Equifax breach Video included

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Equifax announced last week that sensitive information belonging to some 143 million Americans may be exposed after a massive data breach. 

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BBB warns of possible scam using Hurricane Harvey to make money

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The Better Business Bureau wants people to be aware of scammers trying to make a quick buck off of Hurricane Harvey.

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Whitfield County woman warning people about "check in the mail" scam Video included

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Dalton police said what makes the scam different is that it involves a mystery shopper assignment.

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Jury duty scam in Whitfield County

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The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office is alerting the public of fraudulent calls circulating in our area involving citizens being informed they have to pay a fine for missing Jury Duty. 

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Chatsworth PD warning of scam calls from 876 area code

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Police say the scammers are calling residents the area code, often times the elderly, and telling them they have won money and/or prizes.

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Scammers target PayPal users in scheme Video included

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A Channel 4 I-Team investigation found what potential victims of scammers described as a loophole in the payment system of the popular online payment method PayPal.

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Another scam making the rounds: fake warrant issued

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You've probably heard this one before. The scammer goes along to threaten "legal action" if a payment isn't made. 

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Experts warn of scam FedEx emails circulating in Chattanooga

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Scammers pretending to be FedEx are sending emails that appear to deliver a message from the company.

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Preds cracking down on scalpers

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While the Music City is preparing for Game 3 at the Bridgestone Arena, officials are cracking down on scalpers trying to rip off diehard fans. 

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UPDATE: EPB warning customers of ransomware attack

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EPB is warning its customers of a ransomware attack that's being used to hijack computers and extort money.

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SCAM: Caller posing as Dish Network employee seeks payment for fake upgrade

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The Sheriff's Office says the scammers are asking for payment for a fake software update.

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SCAMMER: 'Can you please add money to my iTunes card?'

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Police say the scammers will call or email, asking you to load money on an iTunes gift card.

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Local woman falls victim to computer scam, warns others

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A local woman paid hundreds of dollars to retrieve her computer files after a ransomware attack.

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Spotting Scam Sellers on Amazon

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Websites like Amazon have revolutionized shopping and where money is being spent, you can bet thieves are out to get a cut of the action. In this 3 On Your Side report, a warning about a scam that has recently popped up on the internet retailer, what it is, and how to avoid it. 

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Local victim of scam attempt warning others to just hang up

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Police said they will never contact you over the phone if you have a warrant out, and they certainly won't ask you for money.

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That amazing Bed, Bath & Beyond coupon for Mother's Day? It's fake

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The home goods retailer is warning shoppers that the coupon, which has been circulating on Facebook, is fake.

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SCAM: Trio posing as TFP contractors hit Rossville neighborhood forcing entry to homes

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A TFP spokesman said they are aware of the situation, and these people are not their contractors. He said if a representative comes to your door they will have three forms of ID, be wearing TFP clothing, along with a reflective vest.

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HCSO warns community of law enforcement scam

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Again, the "failure to show up for jury duty" scam is popping up. 

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IRS just hired private debt collection agencies to chase down your debt

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The IRS announced earlier this month that it's hired four debt collection agencies to round up outstanding payments from taxpayers.

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FCC cracks down on annoying robocalls

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The new rules would give a little more power to phone companies and let them block obviously phony numbers.

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Watch out for Fake Tax preparers who steal your identity and run off with your cash

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Tax Day (April 18 this year) is growing ever closer and many Americans will need to use a tax preparer to get their returns in on time. T

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Whitfield County deputies warn of phone scam

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The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a phone scam.

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What The Tech? Protecting your IRS refund from scammers

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The I.R.S warns taxpayers of these scams and instructs people to never click on a link, speak to someone on the phone or open an e-mail no matter how legitimate it looks.

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Local woman wants to warn others about scam

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A Rossville, Georgia woman is coming forward to warn others about a fake Publishers Clearing House scam.

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College Board to boost SAT security globally

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In 2015, federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh charged 15 Chinese citizens in a conspiracy to have impostors take the SAT.

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Scammers using text to reach potential victims

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A new scam is making its way through Hamilton County through a text message.

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Catoosa County Sheriff warns of jury duty scam

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The Catoosa County Sheriff's Office says the caller tells the victim they missed jury duty, saying they failed to comply with a summons issued by a superior court judge. The scammer even uses one of the judges' names in the circuit.

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Better Business Bureau warning of IRS scam

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The scam isn't new but people continue to fall for it.

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UPDATE: Suspect sought in "driveway repair" scam - again

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Willie Anthony Jeffery is wanted for Criminal Attempt to Commit Exploitation of an elderly person, due to the alleged scam. He was arrested in 2016 for the same scam.

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What The Tech? 'Can you hear me?' scam

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The story of a scary scam is getting spread across Facebook and word-of-mouth leaving some people afraid to answer the phone. 

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Couple attacked after using 'Letgo' app to sell PlayStation

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A couple, hoping to sell a gaming system, came face to face with three would-be robbers and now the Sheriff's Department is warning others who use popular apps to buy and trade. 

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Don't get scammed by fake "agencies" when donating to Georgia storm victims

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Severe storms slammed the South, claiming 20 lives and leaving many in need of assistance.

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Georgia officials warn Falcons fans of ticket scams

Georgia officials are warning residents to buy tickets for Sunday's NFC Championship game from reputable sources.

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UPDATE: Man avoids becoming victim to phone scam warning

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The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is alerting citizens that once again our community is being targeted by a scam involving parties claiming to be employees of either a law enforcement agency or a general Hamilton County government office. 

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